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Robert Gibbs Says Howard Dean is Irrational for Opposing LieberCare

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs (photo: Wikipedia)

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs (photo: Wikipedia)

White House Secretary Robert Gibbs on Howard Dean:

On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs strongly hit back at former DNC Chairman Howard Dean for criticizing the Senate health care bill, suggesting, at one point, that Dean was being irrational and didn’t understand the contents of the legislation.

“I don’t know what piece of legislation he is reading,” said Gibbs.

“How better do you address those who don’t have insurance… passing a bill that will cover 30 million uninsured or killing a bill?” he added. “I don’t think any rational person would say killing a bill makes any sense at this point.”

Asked if Dean was acting irrationally, Gibbs replied: “I can’t tell what his motives are, to be honest with you.”

Gibbs does not seem to understand that there are two branches of Congress, and the one that is NOT the Senate – the House of Representatives — has actually passed a health care bill, which Dean supports.

Kind of curious for a White House Press Secretary to have such gaping holes in his knowledge.

Hey, remember that time when Robert Gibbs called Joe Lieberman “irrational?”

Yeah, neither do I.

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Robert Gibbs Says Howard Dean is Irrational For Opposing LieberCare

White House Secretary Robert Gibbs on Howard Dean:

On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs strongly hit back at former DNC Chairman Howard Dean for criticizing the Senate health care bill, suggesting, at one point, that Dean was being irrational and didn’t understand the contents of the legislation.

“I don’t know what piece of legislation he is reading,” said Gibbs.

“How better do you address those who don’t have insurance… passing a bill that will cover 30 million uninsured or killing a bill?” he added. “I don’t think any rational person would say killing a bill makes any sense at this point.”

Asked if Dean was acting irrationally, Gibbs replied: “I can’t tell what his motives are, to be honest with you.”

Gibbs does not seem to understand that there are two branches of Congress, and the one that is NOT the Senate – the House of Representatives — has actually passed a health care bill, which Dean supports.

Kind of curious for a White House Press Secretary to have such gaping holes in his knowledge.

Hey, remember that time when Robert Gibbs called Joe Lieberman “irrational?”

Yeah, neither do I.

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